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Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Generally, the quality of a taqueria’s food is inversely proportional to the quality of the taqueria itself. That is, the dingier and more dilapidated the restaurant, the better the grub. But don’t let the pleasant lighting, orange IKEA chairs and general cleanliness of Cha! Cha! Cha! fo   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ethan Smith

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Generally, the quality of a taqueria’s food is inversely proportional to the quality of the taqueria itself. That is, the dingier and more dilapidated the restaurant, the better the grub. But don’t let the pleasant lighting, orange IKEA chairs and general cleanliness of Cha! Cha! Cha! fo   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ethan Smith

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
A finalist for Portland’s best taco, this Northeast 82nd Avenue drive-thru’s signature “El Loco” model is a portrait of simplicity: a pair of corn tortillas laden with shredded beef, onion, cilantro and a dash of ruddy chile sauce. Simple, savory, juicy and indescribably flav   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ethan Smith

British Colony

A local chef expands his food empire.


Food Reviews & Stories
“Happy Hour All Day,” proclaims a chalkboard suspended above a window looking into Fats’ kitchen. Take heed of this message and you’ll enjoy your time at this glass-paned North ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Ethan Smith

Portland By The Numbers


Special Section Stories
Population 1970: 381,8772008: 551,226Rank by population among U.S. cities 1974: 35th2009: 29thMedian age 1970: 322008: 37.5Portlanders with bachelor’s degrees or better 1970: 12.4% 2008: 39.6%M ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Ethan Smith

A Cause And A Crisis

Portland’s stance on two defining issues, then and now.


Special Section Stories
Gay RightsTHEN: In its second-ever issue, Willamette Week ran a story headlined “Council evades—gay rights to ballot.” It describes the Portland City Council dodging a decision on ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Ethan Smith

Davis Street Tavern

It’s always sunny in Davis Street.


Food Reviews & Stories
A recent sunny day saw the sidewalk tables at Northwest 5th Avenue and Davis Street overstuffed with bright-eyed diners looking rumpled and satisfied. Light poured through the tall windows at Davis St ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Ethan Smith

Of Tees And T-Shirts

Golf that won’t cost you your savings or your sanity.


Featured Stories
Golf has a reputation as the milieu of rich assholes. In sweater vests and moisture-wicking slacks, these MBAs, junior VPs, brokers and indolent heirs roam rolling oases of manicured Tennessee bluegra ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Ethan Smith

I’d Like to Give the World a Frank

Hot dogs are the U.S.A.’s gift to the world. Don’t defile them with ketchup. Ever.


Special Section Stories
Like American cheese or American cars, American food conjures images of bland mediocrity. But the most American food of all (fuck apple pie) evokes fireworks and steroids, baseball and drunken fistfig ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Ethan Smith

Quiz Show

Which Bridgetown Comedy Festival headliner are you?


Headout
The second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival is back, flush with the success of last’s year inaugural blowout. From Thursday to Sunday, the festival is packing top-tier comedians into eight diff ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Ethan Smith
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